Tureen, jewelled floral pattern, porcelain (bone china), designed by John Slater, made by Doulton & Co, England, c. 1909
A tureen, made from moulded fine bone china, rectangular in shape, bearing a jewelled floral decoration. A raised rectangular foot ring rises to a rectangular body, with convex sides, curved corners and a rounded rim. Two thick loop handles extend from either end. The upper exterior of the body is decorated in cobalt blue, with a band of alternating floral motifs, sceptors and scroll patterns, in gold, raised gold dots and pearl and turquoise enamels.The lower exterior of the body is decorated in a band of gold and raised pearl enamel flowers and a gold diamond and scroll pattern. The handles are painted gold and decorated in a scrolling band of seeded gold and raised gold sprays of flowers. The foot ring and rim are edged in a band of thick and thin gold.
Maker's trademark on base, transfer printed in brown, crown surmounting irregular circle shape, with text 'DOULTON / BURSLEM' encircling central motif of four interlooping 'D's, with text 'ENGLAND' beneath. Rectangular paper label adhered to base, written in black ink 'B146'.